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Peter Knight Professor of American Studies at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and  visiting professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands. (...) While many conspiracy fictions merely provide entertainment, they can sometimes have a surprising effect on the real world. (...) In order to understand What Is Really Going On, these fictions wilfully embrace a form of what Pynchon has called “creative paranoia”.
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Score: 1818000.6 - https://en.unesco.org/courier/...acy-theories-linked-literature
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Axworthy graduated in 1961 with a BA from United College (now The University of Winnipeg), obtained his MA in Political Science from Princeton University in 1963, subsequently earning a PhD from Princeton in 1972. (...) Power’s recent book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general non-fiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Prize for the best book in US foreign policy. (...) Sahnoun studied first at the Sorbonne University, in Paris, and then at New York University, where he received his BA and MA degrees in Political Science.
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Score: 1777178.1 - https://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/panelbios040407.pdf
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When I was a child, I used to love science fiction, as I’m sure many of you did too. (...) The reality is that a lot of the science fiction movies we all grew up with, are now reality—we can walk on the moon. (...) We ARE the future. Like science fiction and fantasy, sometimes I think that the fight for equality is a creative vision, where we are all characters .
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Score: 1764804.7 - https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/...youths-speech-launch-heforshe/
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Contributors Nataša Dakić (Library Advisor) and Aleksandra Trtovac (Senior Librarian) University of Belgrade, University Library «Svetozar Marković» Presenter: Nataša Dakić (Library Advisor) Title: Historical newspapers content as a base for scientific research – Europeana Newspapers Project Abstract: University Library “Svetozar Marković” is one of the seventeen partner institutions participating in the three-year project “Europeana Newspapers” (2013-2015). (...) Biographies: Nataša Dakić, library advisor, (born in Belgrade, 1972) has graduated Library and Information Science at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She works as a metadata specialists and chief cataloguer for old and rare books in Book Acquisition and Cataloguing Department at the University Library of Belgrade. (...) Aleksandra Trtovac, senior librarian, (born in Valjevo, 1974) has graduated Library and Information Science at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. Since 2001, she has been working at the University Library of Belgrade.
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Score: 1749815.2 - https://www.itu.int/en/history...nts/IFLA2014/DAKIC-TRTOVAC.pdf
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Let me also express my gratitude to our partnering organizations: Waseda University (Japan), the French University of Egypt, the National School of Information Sciences (Tunisia), the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, and the Association of African Universities. (...) Finally I would just like to say a word on Kaleidoscope’s Jules Verne Corner, which is dedicated to science-fiction writers, those dedicated technophiles who dare to imagine the potential of today’s technology and articulate visions of its implications for our future. The Corner’s theme this year is “The chip in the Brain” and, when we consider the potential of human-centric technology, this may soon be a case where science-fiction soon becomes reality. I thank you all for contributing to the Kaleidoscope series of events, and I hope that this and future Kaleidoscopes remain the exciting and informative events they have become.
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Score: 1732246.7 - https://www.itu.int/ITU-T/pres.../2011/kaleidoscope-201112.html
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Audiovisual technology group TU Ilmenau 1 Ashutosh Singla, Stephan Fremerey, Werner Robitza, Alexander Raake Audiovisual Technology Group Technical University Ilmenau Germany VIRTUAL REALITY : OLDER THAN YOU THINK 2 Outline • Introduction of 360° videos • History of VR • VR Research @ AVT 3 Introduction • 360-degree = Omnidirectional = Virtual Reality videos • Interactive – Allows viewers to change viewing direction – 3 Degrees of Freedom (DoF) – Future Applications : Gaming 6 DoF • Immersive and Presence – “Transports” viewers from Physical World into Virtual World 4 History of VR • 1935 – Science fiction story “Pygmalion’s Spectacles” predicted VR – experience a fictional world along with touch, taste and smell • 1960 Telesphere Mask – The first VR HMD – No motion tracking • 1961 Headsight – First motion tracking HMD • 1987 – VR was coined by Jaron Lanier • 1995 – The Virtual Boy • 21st Century VR – Vive, Rift https://teslasuit.io/blog/history-of-virtual-reality-ultimate-guide/ https://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/history.html https://teslasuit.io/blog/history-of-virtual-reality-ultimate-guide/ https://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/history.html 5 In 1897 - Cineorama Projection • Premiered at the Paris Exposition • Used 10 synchronized projectors to arrange in a full 360°circle • A viewing platform dressed like a hot air balloon, large enough to hold 200 people, was in the center • Closed after only three days due to the extreme heat from the projectors http://blog.abelcine.com/2015/06/11/the-curious-history-of-virtual-reality/ 6 In 1957 - Sensorama Simulator • Made by Morton Heilig • Built a 3D Video Machine – Feels like riding a virtual motor bike – Sounds, winds, vibrations – Smells of being on the road http://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/forgotten-genius-the- man-who-made-a-working-vr-machine-in-1957-1318253 7 VR Camera - Jump 360° 8 In 1900 - The Lumière Photorama 9 VR RESEARCH @ AVT Research Goals 10 Motivation and Research Goals • Resolution limitation of HMD – Optimal Network Delivery – Provide insights into appropriate coding and resolution settings • Simulator Sickness – Content – Resolution – Gender • Behavioral Analysis – Favourable scene components (viewports) for the presented 360videos 11 Components of 360-degree Videos QoE Factors • System • Resolution • Bit-rate • Encoding • Projection Format • Display Devices • Content • Lag • … • User • Gender, Age • "States and traits" • Head Rotation/ Behaviour • … • Physiological • Stress • Heart-rate • ….. Research • Subjective test methods • Identification of key system factors and setting • Modelling • Saliency • Relation QoE, Simulator sickness, Behavior • Recommendations for service operation 12 Ashutosh Singla, Stephan Fremerey, Werner Robitza, Alexander Raake Audiovisual Technology Group Technical University Ilmenau Germany Assessment of QoE and Subjective Quality of 360-degree Videos with Head Mounted Displays Slide Number 1 Outline Introduction History of VR In 1897 - Cineorama Projection In 1957 - Sensorama Simulator VR Camera - Jump 360° In 1900 - The Lumière Photorama VR Research @ AVT Motivation and Research Goals Components of 360-degree Videos QoE Slide Number 12
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Score: 1731021.3 - https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/W...Documents/A_S_Presentation.pdf
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Silva, “Automation Complexities in Integrating Voice and Text for Emergency Communications in Sri Lanka”, Annual Technical Conference, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2011. [13] D. Wells and L. (Eds) Williams, “Extreme Programming and Agile Methods-XP/Agile Universe 2002”, Second XP Universe and First Agile Universe Conference Chicago, Proceedings, Vol. 2418, Springer, Chicago, IL, USA, August 4-7, 2002. [14] C. (...) Preece, “User-Centered Design”, Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction: When Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact, Vol.2. pp. 763-768, 2005 [15] L.
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Score: 1697490.6 - https://www.itu.int/en/publica.../files/basic-html/page174.html
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Data or Fiction: How one’s perspective of data influences decision-making | Africa Renewal Skip to main content   Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: English Africa Renewal Africa Renewal Toggle navigation e-Magazine Stories Topics Climate Change Culture and Education Economic Development Gender Health Human Rights Peace and Security Sustainable Development Goals Youth Book Review Digital Digital Refugees & Migrants UN Affairs Podcast Search form Search Campaign Data or Fiction: How one’s perspective of data influences decision-making Get monthly e-newsletter Economic Development Data or Fiction: How one’s perspective of data influences decision-making From Africa Renewal:  November-December 2020 19 November 2020 By:  Mwarumba Mwavita UN Photo/Tim McKulka An employee of the Southern Sudan Commission for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) prepares shipments of census material for distribution to different parts of the country. (...) Importance of data experts This fiction position is quite dangerous – it fuels fake news, conspiracy theories and disinformation. (...) Doing so should stop the data-as-fiction narrative at the door. Dr. Mwavita is Director, Center for Educational Research and Evaluation and Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University where he teaches evaluation, measurement and statistics.
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Score: 1683094.7 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...ata-influences-decision-making
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Pouring into an archive of colonial science and eugenics as a doctoral student of early science fiction and history of science more than a decade ago, I learnt of the endless connections between eugenic politics as it moved, transformed, and structured scientific racism between India, the UK, Nazi Germany, and the US. (...) When working on speculative futures and science fiction, to me it is the politics of polities that determine the conditions of possibility for imagined possible futures, and how these fictions negotiate the historical archives as much as the pressures of their contemporary times. In early science fiction, possible futures were deeply intertwined with colonialism and scientific racism, and the vocabulary of the alien of outer space became the metaphor for those we considered aliens on the planet.
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Score: 1679659 - https://www.unhcr.org/innovati...identity-paper-in-three-parts/
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